We used to have; Edward & Nancy Kienholz, Niki de Saint Phalle & Jean Tinguely, Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen, Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Bernd & Hilla Becher and of course Marina Abramovic & Ulay but who are the contemporary couples that are working together in the art world.
Gilbert & George
Gilbert Proesch and George Passmore have made art together since 1967. These ‘Living Sculptures’ are still going strong. They appear as figures in their own photo’s, films, drawings and sculptures.
Tim Noble and Sue Webster
This couple worked as assistants for Gilbert and George in the late nineties when they started making art together. They are mainly known for their shadow sculptures from collected rubbish.
The artist duo V&B (Alex Jacobs and Ellemieke Schoenmaker), started in Los Angeles in 2007. Their paintings, sculptures and installations combine self-portrait and contemporary and art history.
Jake and Dinos Chapman
The Chapman Brothers started collaborating on their shocking sculptures, installations, print and drawings in 1991. Their subjects include pornography violence and the holocaust.
Elmgreen & Dragset
Since 1995 Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset work together on the intersection of art, design and architecture. They examine, define or reconsider space and the many functions and capabilities.
Allora & Calzadilla
Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla have worked as a du since 1995. They make sculptures, photographs, performance-, sound- and video-art.
Römer + Römer
Torsten Römer and Nina Römer, née Tangian have been collaborating since 1998. They work in performance, photography, mixed media, digital art, painting, and curate shows.
Amrit Kaur Singh and Rabindra Kaur Singh started working as a duo when told to be more individual . They fuse traditional Indian and contemporary Western influences. They call their style “past modern”.
EVA & ADELE
These hermaphrodite twins from the future have been breaching sexual identity for about a quarter century. Dressed identical with shaven heads, they prove that gender boundaries are not straightforward.
Jane and Louise Wilson
The identical twin Wilson sisters submitted identical work for their degree show in 1989. Their multi-screen video installations and photography has a dark subject matter.